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Xan
09-23-2007, 09:13 PM
Dear 3FC -

I think there's a spam problem on the blogs. On mine, at least, there's a list of drug names where the Updated Blogs bloglist should be.


Suzanne 3FC
09-23-2007, 09:26 PM
Got it, thanks :) We've had a problem, and it seems to be hitting all the blog services :(

Xan
10-12-2007, 05:21 PM
More badder spam :)

(I think someone's coopted our Updated Blogs list again.)


Suzanne 3FC
10-12-2007, 05:22 PM
:o On my way, thanks!

Rhighlan86
10-29-2007, 07:00 PM
Yeah I've been having problems too in two days I got over 100 spam comments. Yikes! I had no idea spam would hit blogs

BerkshireGrl
11-03-2007, 05:07 PM
Dear 3FC,

Reporting in to you on Sat. 11/3:

The Updated & New Blogs are again sporting spammity spam... Offering cheap drugs, credit, etc. The dastardly weasel seems to be one MONGO blog that is listing a TON of junk taking up most of the current lists, starting with "Low apr credit" and ending with "Ringtones".

:rollpin: Ugh! :club:

Ooo, it's gone in mere minutes! Go get 'em, Super Chickies! :D

Suzanne 3FC
11-03-2007, 05:10 PM
Got it, thanks!

NickiB68
11-08-2007, 05:49 PM
I had quite a few comments waiting for me when I got back from vacation. I didn't pay attention to the dates they were posted. I marked all as spam and moved on. Until today. I just got my 4th for the day, maybe even 5th..I've lost count! All are attaching to the July 25th blog for some reason.
Is there any way to stop this? Or will I just have to put up with the inconvenience caused by people with nothing better to do?

Suzanne 3FC
11-08-2007, 06:10 PM
Nicki, did the comments from that day look strange? Were they in brackets? If so, that was trackback spam. To disable that, go to Options... Discussion.. then uncheck next to 'allow link notifications from other weblogs'. I think that will take care of it. If it's regular spam and not trackback spam, then there's nothing that can be done, other than blocking comments from anyone not logged in. If you get anymore, could you PM me so I can check it before you delete it?

Rhighlan86
11-08-2007, 06:29 PM
It's weird because even though I deleted my blog (i wasn't using it and the spam was going crazy) I am still getting spam in my email saying they are commenting on my blog. It's the same kind of spam Nikki was talking about

Suzanne 3FC
11-08-2007, 06:39 PM
The spam is generated by a 'bot' or script used by spammers. They don't always visit the site to do it. They probably picked up your blog from the google cache and the bot found you that way. Deleting your blog doesn't delete your account, just your blog. I can delete your account so it will stop, if you'll PM me with your blog username. In the meantime, I'm going to investigate this with the blog program developers to see if they have any suggestions for stopping it. If it's happening to you then it is probably happening to others. I"m sorry :(

Tamsie
01-09-2008, 08:57 AM
Dear 3FC,

Reporting in to you on Sat. 11/3:

The Updated & New Blogs are again sporting spammity spam... Offering cheap drugs, credit, etc. The dastardly weasel seems to be one MONGO blog that is listing a TON of junk taking up most of the current lists, starting with "Low apr credit" and ending with "Ringtones".

:rollpin: Ugh! :club:

Ooo, it's gone in mere minutes! Go get 'em, Super Chickies! :D

FYI - Looks like it's back

Suzanne 3FC
01-09-2008, 10:19 AM
Got it, thanks!!